Jehun, 39, is married and has two sons. He is an internally displaced person who lives in Bilasuvar, IDP Settlement.
Jehun has been engaged in sheep breeding for the last five years. His primarily income comes from selling sheep. Jehun usually buys small lambs, fattens them, and resells them for a profit to the local butchers and vendors. He also works as the driver. His monthly income is 300 USD.
He applied for a 1,000 AZN loan to purchase eight sheep and fodder.
Aqroinvest Credit Union was founded in 2001 by a group of 32 farmers from Imishli. It has since grown to become the largest credit union in Azerbaijan, owned by its more than 5,400 borrowers and boasting a portfolio of nearly US$12 million.
AqroInvest is focused on providing loans to the following groups of people: rural farmers, people living in distant southern villages with little or no access to finance and internally displaced people and refugees, many of whom lost their homes and livelihoods during the violent conflicts in the 1990s.
In May 2011, Aqroinvest started a new project with Kiva proving higher education loans to students. The project gives students the support and financing they need to continue their education and helps pay for tuition fees at various universities in Azerbaijan. Aqroinvest is the first credit union in the country to offer students loans.